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Fight Back Against Brexit’s Disaster Capitalists

We take a look at the worrying ideas behind Brexit’s wealthiest backers. Bitcoin wasn’t invented in the 21st century. In 1997, Lord Rees-Mogg, father of Jacob, helped write a book called The Sovereign Individual. In it, he made a number of bold predictions about the future. One of those was the probable rise of a “new digital form of money”...

Published on 29 Jan 2019

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Where I Want Britain To Be In 20 Years

In this opinion piece, Renew supporter Toby Schuster sets out his vision for 21st-century Britain. No matter where you stand on all the various issues that are currently testing the country to its limits, I think we can all agree that over the last 24 months civic life has become more tribal, political debate more toxic and the general atmosphere...

Published on 28 Jan 2019

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Brexit is a Distraction: Here's What We Really Need to Tackle

In the midst of ongoing Brexit upheaval, with tensions mounting and growing resentment on both sides of the debate, it seems that almost all other matters have fallen by the wayside. Recent polling has found that 60% of the British public now feel that the government is spending too much time on Brexit, and not enough time on issues like healthcare and...

Published on 25 Jan 2019

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Speaking with a Tory MP Outside Parliament

On the day of Parliament’s ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit deal, we grilled pro-Brexit Conservative MP for North Leicestershire Andrew Bridgen. Convinced that a “managed no-deal” was the only way to truly honour the referendum, Bridgen was very worried about the impact Brexit was having on his Conservative party. He predicted “cataclysmic” consequences at the ballot box were the Tories...

Published on 23 Jan 2019

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Why the UK Can Forget Its Singapore Fantasy

In this opinion piece, Renew's Paul Gerken gives his verdict on the so-called 'Singapore model' for a post-Brexit Britain. Much has been made of the opportunity that Brexit provides to turn the UK into a ‘Singapore of the North Sea’. Ministers fawn over the city-state’s vast wealth, accumulated over a relatively short period of time, by a country with seemingly...

Published on 23 Jan 2019

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Why It’s Time to Deregulate Sunday Trading Laws

In this opinion piece, Ben Carpenter puts forward the case for reforming Sunday trading laws. 25 years ago last August, shops in England and Wales became legally allowed to trade for a limited number of hours on Sundays. The Sunday Trading Act 1994 allowed large stores to trade for six continuous hours between 10 am and 6 pm. In 1994,...

Published on 21 Jan 2019

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